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Hmm. I'm reminded of a letter I once read in (if I remember right) the Heifer quarterly donor magazine, complaining about an article in which a once-destitute recipient of a livestock gift was now doing well enough to afford brand new dishes.

 

I fired off a reply (I think it actually got published in the next issue) that the true measure of charity is not the number of people dependent on one's gifts, but the number of people who achieve independence because of them.

 

And the same is true of food stamps (and no, you don't use food stamps to mail a watermelon!)

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When I caked from home, there were times when I would let someone buy supplies for their cake with their food stamps, but they were reasonable cakes and I felt bad or them. I didn't charge them except for their supplies. Now what irritates me is when people come in my shop and set up a whole $400-$500 order and then tell me they want to set up something with stamps. Oh no ma'am!!! That's to feed those 5 kids you have climbing all over my store and chewing my tablecloth. I used to get food stamps before I started caking. I was a single mother of 2. I never in my life would have taken food out of my kids' mouths for something that frivolous. They got Walmart cakes back then! And as for fraud, in Louisiana you don't have to show any real proof that you need assistance. You can apply online and have $800 worth of stamps sent on a card in four days. The fraud level is very high, it's just under reported.
post #618 of 2869

Nothing wrong with getting food stamps if you need them, but there'd be a lot more help to go around when we need it most if people didnt always turn a blind eye to fraud.

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post #619 of 2869

Members, move on from the topic of food stamps and financial assistance, please.  It's off topic and I'd hate to have to start deleting comments to keep this thread from going into the weeds.

 

Thanks!

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Sorry! 

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Members, move on from the topic of food stamps and financial assistance, please.  It's off topic and I'd hate to have to start deleting comments to keep this thread from going into the weeds.

Hear, hear. I think "mskerrih" pretty much summed up about all that could reasonably link food stamps to the topic.

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post #622 of 2869

People like to suggest but when is they turn to pay, then they complain and want to have our art cheap, even better for them, if we give it for free.

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Hmm. I'm reminded of a letter I once read in (if I remember right) the Heifer quarterly donor magazine, complaining about an article in which a once-destitute recipient of a livestock gift was now doing well enough to afford brand new dishes.

 

I fired off a reply (I think it actually got published in the next issue) that the true measure of charity is not the number of people dependent on one's gifts, but the number of people who achieve independence because of them.

 

That is beautifully said.

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post #624 of 2869

Thank you, but let's get back on-topic before the moderator starts deleting posts.icon_biggrin.gif

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post #625 of 2869

Ok I got one for you all!  Today I was hurrying around making all my cakes for the weekend (I work in a retail store and then do cakes at home for family and friends) When this guy came up to me and was like "Hey, I want this cake but with red icing"  Me ASSUMING he is placing an order grab my order form and ask him what day would he like it.....his reply?  "um, now."  After I bite my lip really hard I explain that he would need to ORDER that and I cannot just whip up a 1/2 sheet Marble cake with RED icing and it be ready NOW---He got so mad and preceded to tell me he didn't see why he needed to order one its not like he wanted something fancy!  I SOOOOO wanted to tell him "sure let me just wiggle my magical nose and make your specific NON FANCY red iced cake appear from your butt!! "

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Last year my son's Little League Coach was having a birthday party and the whole team was invited. I offered his wife to make cupcakes to celebrate the occasion for free since he was the most caring coach my son had even had. She was happy to accept the offer and I confirmed with her the number of cupcakes to make for everyone at the party. I made the cupcakes in the picture. The day of the party everyone was really impressed with the cupcakes and kept saying they couldn't wait to eat them. When time for dessert arrived the coach's wife pulled out this giant, grocery store cupcake cake layered with bright pink frosting and began cutting and serving that first instead of the cupcakes I brought! I could tell guests were confused and kept looking at the cupcakes they wanted instead! I still don't understand why she did that!!! icon_confused.gif

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Last year my son's Little League Coach was having a birthday party and the whole team was invited. I offered his wife to make cupcakes to celebrate the occasion for free since he was the most caring coach my son had even had. She was happy to accept the offer and I confirmed with her the number of cupcakes to make for everyone at the party. I made the cupcakes in the picture. The day of the party everyone was really impressed with the cupcakes and kept saying they couldn't wait to eat them. When time for dessert arrived the coach's wife pulled out this giant, grocery store cupcake cake layered with bright pink frosting and began cutting and serving that first instead of the cupcakes I brought! I could tell guests were confused and kept looking at the cupcakes they wanted instead! I still don't understand why she did that!!! icon_confused.gif

Maybe she wanted to keep them and eat them all alone, ehehehehe

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Maybe she was saving them for a later party and was going to pass them off as her own, wouldn't surprise me!

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Last year my son's Little League Coach was having a birthday party and the whole team was invited. I offered his wife to make cupcakes to celebrate the occasion for free since he was the most caring coach my son had even had. She was happy to accept the offer and I confirmed with her the number of cupcakes to make for everyone at the party. I made the cupcakes in the picture. The day of the party everyone was really impressed with the cupcakes and kept saying they couldn't wait to eat them. When time for dessert arrived the coach's wife pulled out this giant, grocery store cupcake cake layered with bright pink frosting and began cutting and serving that first instead of the cupcakes I brought! I could tell guests were confused and kept looking at the cupcakes they wanted instead! I still don't understand why she did that!!! icon_confused.gif

 

 

Firstly, I cannot believe how RUDE some people are. I know that a lot of people don't realize the time and effort that goes into baking but that was just down right rude to do when she knew you were bringing cupcakes! I would have politely said to her that I wouldn't have gone to all the trouble to make CUSTOM cupcakes if I had known she was planning on buying a cake. And then I would ask anyone if they would ALSO like one of my cupcakes before I PACK them up (to take home or give away to someone who would actually appreciate them!).

post #630 of 2869

Yeah, either offer them to people to take home, or just go on up there and grab a couple for yourself to start the trend. What drives me nuts is when you take a cake somewhere, and everyone circles it saying how nice it is and they "can't cut it!" Well, I can, and I usually just go up and start cutting it up when it's time to serve it if nobody else wants to.

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